Sunday, June 14, 2009


Like I needed another story to write. I have two completed, yet one needs a major overhaul. The other I thought was ready to go, but I now feel could use some more work. I have three other stories started. And now, I’ve been given the opportunity for write yet another…what is one to do?????

I was really into my one story, tentatively titles, Forgiveness. Around 10,000 words then became stuck. But before I could move past that, my Wyoming story screamed at me from all directions, and that one is at about 8,000 words. Now I’ve been presented with a unique challenge.

A contest, so to speak. The cover of a book, and a premade synopsis. I just have to fill in the blanks. It’s actually pretty exciting. What makes we want to stop my Wyoming story and attempt this one is that you’re only allowed 20,000 to 25,000 words! That could be whipped up relatively quickly. I know from past experienced that writing a full length novel can take a long time. Writing it, yes…but all the countless hours of editing is really what takes its toll on time.
So, I’ve been putting an outline together for the contest story titled, “Hearts Crossing”. Now I just have a few major components to figure out. If I can do that, then I think I’ll go for it, knowing it could be a “quick” write. What do I have to lose?!??!?!?!


Unknown said...

I think I could come up with 25k words but could I make a sensible storyline - NOT! I use to like to write and have a great story in my head but don't ever seem me getting to a point where I'd find the time to write one let alone however many it is you are writing Kym. Keep at it!!

Kym McNabney said...

Hey, we all can't be writers...and I can't say much seeing I haven't been published in fiction, and in book form. As we know, God has a purpose for all of us. I know you will do wonders in the Prison Ministy, such as you are.